Pakistan Stock Exchange closes at 45,077 points

ISLAMABAD (APP): The KSE 100-index of the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) witnessed a slight bearish trend on Friday with a nominal negative change of 5.13 points (0.01 percent), closing at 45,077.91 points against 45,083.04 points on the last working day.
A total of 258,912,326 shares were traded during the day compared to the trade of 173,590,986 shares the previous day whereas the price of shares stood at Rs8.125 billion against Rs6.570 billion the previous day.
As many as 333 companies transacted shares in the stock market, 200 of them recorded gain and 113 sustained losses, whereas the share price of 20 companies remained unchanged.
The three top trading companies were Hum Network with a volume of 37,883,500 shares and price per share of Rs7.12, WorldCall Telecom with a volume of 31,457,000 and price per share of Rs2.21 and Ghani Glo Hol with volume of 16,530,000 and price per share of Rs20.63.
Nestle Pakistan witnessed a maximum increase of Rs150 per share, closing at Rs5600 whereas the runner up was Sapphire Tex the share prices of which climbed up by Rs65.07 to Rs1083.
Unilever Foods witnessed maximum decrease of Rs280 closing at Rs21995 followed by Colgate Palm, the share price of which declined by Rs114.99 to close at Rs2285.01.
Gold price decrease by Rs450 to Rs126,150 per tola: The price of 24 karat per tola gold witnessed a decrease of Rs 450 and was sold at Rs 126,150 on Friday against its sale at Rs126,600 in the local market the previous day.
The price of 10 gram 24 karat gold also decreased by Rs 386 to Rs 108,153 from Rs 1108,539 whereas that of 10 gram 22 karat went down to Rs 99,140 from Rs99,494, All Sindh Sarafa Jewellers Association reported.
The price of per tola and ten gram silver remained constant at Rs 1470 and Rs 1260.28 respectively.
The price of gold in international market decreased by US$28 to US1784 from US$1812, the association reported.